Van Sickle to enter Marquette Hall of Fame

Posted January 4, 2016 - Western Pennsylvania Golf Association - Contact

Mike Van Sickle at the 2015 West Penn Open Championship

Mike Van Sickle, McKees Rocks, has been named as a member of Marquette University’s Sports Hall of Fame. He will inducted along with six other athletes on February 12 during campus ceremonies. He is the first golfer ever selected to Marquette’s Hall of Fame. Van Sickle played 2005-09, winning twelve collegiate tournaments, more than any golfer from Western Pennsylvania. He finished in the top-five in 24 of 48 collegiate events he competed. He was a multiple All Big East selection, an All-American and received the 2008-09 Byron Nelson Award as the NCAA’s top collegiate golfer and student. He was also an academic All-American. Van Sickle led Marquette to its first Big East Conference championship in 2008.

Locally Van Sickle was runner-up in the 2007 West Penn Amateur at Sunnehanna, losing to Nathan Smith in a playoff. He won both the 2007 and 2008 Pennsylvania Opens as an amateur, and advanced to the third round of the 2009 U.S. Amateur at Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, OK. Since turning professional in 2009, Van Sickle has competed extensively and won the 2013 and 2015 West Penn Opens. He advanced to the finals of the Tour final qualifying school in December.